Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker actually has a history with Jason "Jay" Mewes that goes back a few years, the two having had the chance to work together on Kevin Smith's 1995 cult hit Mallrats. As such, it does make some sense that the former would want the latter to show up in Guardians of the Galaxy 2... but you should watch the funny response that response gets from writer/director James Gunn when made while on stage at a comic book convention:
This weekend, both Michael Rooker and Jason Mewes were guests at the Wizard World Minneapolis comic convention in Minnesota, and while it's not included in the video, it's pretty easy to assume that this moment was spurred on by Rooker being asked by a fan or moderator about potentially carving out a role for Jason Mewes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. This prompted the actor who plays Yondu to call his good friend James Gunn, and ask him about it. Not only is it great to hear that Gunn is happy to play along, but he delivers the perfect punchline, saying,
This is a very funny little moment between Michael Rooker and James Gunn, but the idea of having Jason Mewes as one of the Ravagers doesn't actually sound like a half-bad idea. After all these years it might admittedly be a bit weird seeing him without Silent Bob around, but it would be funny to see him as part of a trio along with Michael Rooker's Yondu and Sean Gunn's Kraglin:
Even if Jason Mewes doesn't wind up making an appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, fans will at least be happy to know that the two actors will soon be reuniting. Kevin Smith has announced that he will be making Mallrats 2 later this year, and it's been confirmed that Mewes will be back to play Jay, while Michael Rooker will reprise his role as Jared Svening:
Would you want to see Jason Mewes play a Ravager in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Hit the comments with your thoughts.
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